In India, the Vedas are considered as the most significant scientific productions without blemish or any fault. According to Mahesh Yogi, they are the scientific constitutions of the cosmos composed in perfect accord with the unified field theory.
Till recent times, Vedologists solved only the problem of understanding the pragmatic language information kept in the Vedic mantras along the lines of the normative grammar, mythological and literary comparative analysis and mundane vocabulary. The main concern focused on translation of the Vedas into modern languages, classification of the myths, literary scenes, mantras and their profane or historical interpretation. The obtained information was discussed primarily in the light of general philology, stylistics, philosophy, mythology, religion and history. There is no need to emphasize the relevance of all this preliminary efforts. As a Vedic proverb says, `a person reading Vedas without understanding of the sense is similar to an ass.’ However, coming across strange archaic expressions, multiple grammar and stylistic irregularities, absence of narrative order, the first European Indologists hurried quite often to make a conclusion that the Vedas belong to a primitive past and are composed by nomadic tribes.
Though the indigenous Vedic hermeneutics dates from the Vedic times and is represented by a host of sophisticated text critical and philosophic disciplines, Vedic scholars are embarrassed with a mass of Vedic puzzles and riddles. We have plenty of contemporary theories explaining the hidden symbolic meaning of the Vedas, but nobody even tried to justify a necessity to explore comprehensively the collection of multiple and sophisticated Vedic codes and to formulate the task to develop a special fundamental theory of Vedic codes as a special branch of Vedic Studies.
Yes indeed, great efforts were applied in order to properly understand the Vedas, moreover, the symbolic character of their imagery is already absolutely evident, but the scriptures remain the greatest secret. I see the explanation of this incapacity to grasp the intentional meaning of the Vedas in the fundamentally different scientific outlook of our civilization and inadequacy of the contemporary text critical methods to seize the complex architectonic of the syncretic Vedic text.
Therefore, our duty is to respond accordingly to this challenge of the ancient civilization. Vedic philosophy, no doubt, is cosmic and universal. So is the Vedic science, which is the real and the only foundation of all civilizations on the Earth. All other religious scriptures were created on the model of the Vedas. All sciences sprung out of them. We must reread carefully without prejudice the message of our ancestors or ancient astronomers-poets, which, if understood correctly, may be of greatest value in this cosmic cyber-era.
I have dedicated more than twenty years only to one question: what is the Veda. And progressively, I came to many extraordinary discoveries in the field of mythology, encoding, formal structural analysis of the Vedic texts and even the decipherment of the Indus Script. Ten years ago, I formulated an original calendrical-chronometrical theory and found tons of proofs for its substantiation independently from Subhash Kak and precisely at the same period of time. That is an indirect proof that the logic of Vedic research of the last decades led all of us to a new qualitative stage of understanding and interpretation.
Here, I am going to present in most concise form some main principles of a new branch of the Vedic Hermeneutics, namely, the study in the Vedas not only of the vague symbolism recognized already by so many, but of the determined digital scriptural and oral codes forming a synergetic chronometric operational system of a complex analogue-digital bio-computer.
The Vedas represent really an operational system written in binary code of the bio-computer functioning with the only aid of memory and strict recitation. Finally, this ultimate secret and innermost scientific meaning of the great sacred literature is revealed with the aid of modern computer. Even, if you, my dear reader, have right to hesitate to accept the results obtained and are inclined to censure them, there is no ground to object the validity of our assumptions and the consistency of our theory on the only formal pretext that they seem to be foolish or inconsistent with such and such tradition of explanation. It is not a modernization; it is a hard argument arrived at by strict reasoning and the logic of modern indological investigations. Moreover, I see clearly that our interpretation is the only proper model of scientific explanation of the all multiple facts and discoveries accumulated during our and a number of similar researches. It is not justifiable to reject this theory without examination.
I am not supportive of the Indian nationalistic nor of those Western interpretations, which can be labeled as biased or only critical. My approach tends to be purely objective: I want to understand the essence of the most ancient and most deep scriptures in the world in order to properly comprehend the origin of our civilization. By the way, sinology has already demonstrated the validity of many interpretative schemes used by us, which are not still generally accepted in indology due to a sharp political ideological confrontation between nationalists and colonialists, materialists and idealists. We as scientists should try elevating ourselves above this conflict.
If you are still incapable of accepting this theory of specific codes prebuilt in the Rig-Veda functioning as a chronometrical digital computer, at least, you should agree that the great work done during the last ten years and the appearance of a huge mass of new mathematical-astronomical exact data, which have been explored by us with the use of computer, must be known to colleagues as an example of high scientific dedication to the Vedic Studies in the Republic of Belarus situated in the heart of geographical Europe, which is technologically and scientifically one of the most advanced among all former Soviet republics and is the only Indo-European country having preserved intact thousands of tadbhava and tatsama Sanskrit words including the very word veda in the sense of Science.
So, look, please, with a little bit impartial and compassionate eye at this extravagant explanation of the greatest enigma of the Vedas. I confess that my theory is partly in tune with some astronomical and textual observations formulated by Asco Parpola, M. F. Albedil, B. V. Subbarayappa, and Subhash Kak, but in most part, it is not. This contribution to the Vedic Studies is independent and original. Moreover, the sensational results obtained recently are in absolute harmony with our main calendrical-chronometrical theory of Vedic recitation presented at four precedent World Sanskrit Conferences and at the World Congress of Sociology in Bielifeld (Germany) as well as at a number of International conferences in Moscow, Minsk, Sophia and Budapest with invariable interest of non-indifferent scholars.
I am aware of certain inertia among conservative indologists, some Indian as well as large part of Western scholars, though I am sure that this theory is the most objective scientific explanation doomed to be accepted after strict examination. Everybody is welcomed to suggest an appropriate procedure of international discussion as well as to criticize, to scrutinize my main thesis, even to reject certain points, concepts or principles, but there is no ground to treat them lightly.
This new vision had been intensively being formed during the last two decades of the XXth century, when I studied Vedic mythology from the astronomical standpoint and found that devas were primarily connected with lunar phases and lunar-solar-planetary periods. Then this research was intensified with the advent of personal computer in the middle of 90ies. First, I formulated a theory of chronometrical use of the Rig-Veda like a stop-watch and its mandalas as an ideal basis of calendar constants, which contain all years and months constructed without any repetition of hymns and mandalas themselves (Melbourne, 1994). I could not even resist jumping to a bold conclusion that Vedas reminded astronomical or mathematical tables of sines or chords. At that period, however, I did not dream that the key would be found in a nearest future.
A little later, the mathematical congruousness and validity of my precedent interpretation was proved by us on the basis of theory of probability and a new theory of ancient Vedic mental computer was formulated with principles of its chrono-mytho-poetics (Bangalore, 1997). Then I collected lunar astronomical data in the Rig-Veda and discovered that the coherent synergetic text was composed in 6500 B.C.E. It permitted me to unequivocally connect the Vedas with the beginning period of the Indus civilization (Turin, 2000.)
Then, thanks to clear exposition of the Pingala‘s algorithms by Prof. Ram Karan Sharma at the latter conference, we together with my wife Nathalya Mikhailova interpreted the Vedic Science of Metrics as an algebraic Science of Binary Encoding developed for the purpose of mapping the sky (New Delhi, 2001.)
I applied this newly found method of decoding to my theory of calendrical computation by means of Vedic mantras with extraordinary results, which do not stop to provoke my rapture even today.
We are on the threshold of a new era of the Vedic Studies opening a harmonious picture of the synthetic Science of the most ancient civilization. The inertia of mind of the majority of scholars fortified by the ‘political myopia’ of the world leaders and chronic absence of financing may stop this great development for hundreds or thousands of years, as it has been already the case with the Vedas in the past. And the greatest scientific message or digital signature of the ancient Indian Vaidic Dharma Cosmic Supercivilization (which is much more powerful than Egyptian messages and the like) will remain hidden under the rubbishыof superstitions and ridiculous prejudices for centuries to come.
I am sure, the sooner the results of my team Sarasvati (which includes also both my daughters graduated from the Minsk’s State University as mathematicians-programmers) become recognized, explored, validated on a proper scientific basis and accepted, the better for the progress of Science.
A mathematical-astronomical rereading of the texts considered generally as exclusively philological, religious-philosophical monuments led to the discovery of a new field of exact data demanding new theory of interpretation and interdisciplinary Vedic research. Obviously, the new data and the new field found as well as my similes and comparisons are not exclusively philological. But every true philologist who knows at least one-two aspects of the Vaidic and Aitihàsik literature, the nature of the serious gap between the indigenous Sanskrit scholars and those representing conservative European tradition as well as intricate problems of Indus script decipherment will be surprised and thrilled by the new methods of objective philological, textual and logical treatment and interpretation of these vast texts generally considered only philological. Everybody involved in these studies will be happy to see the light and new exits out of the one-hundred years tunnel of the decipherment of the Vedic message. It is of utmost significance that this persuasive, consistent theory is verifiable not only by philological means, but also by the Vedic mathematics represented by highly sophisticated and authoritative text of Piõgala (sic!) and Vedic observational astronomy of Lagadha and others (sic!).
The inner sense, the secret calendrical import of all the strata (devatàs, çùis, mantras) are presently decoded logically and mathematically. Therefore, pure and abstract philological treatment should be recognized as one-sided, inadequate, misleading and outdated. It should be replaced as quickly as possible by more appropriate interdisciplinary study. Moreover, a number of Vedic inscriptions have been also read mathematically, logically and in full harmony with the main Vedic calendrical-chronometric concepts such as the Life of Brahma. These readings prove the validity of my main philological, mythological, mathematical and calendrical decipherments of the Vedas.
The mathematical-astronomical readings were prepared by the logic of the precedent Indian, Russian and Finish attempts and they are verified by a number of new discoveries in the field of Vedic, Aitihasik and Shastric investigations. It is a revolutionary new vision. Being scientific, it will be interesting for any true philologist, any true scholar, to mathematicians, astronomers and programmers, to anybody engaged in Cultural Studies.
These readings may seem to represent sometimes a fit of philological virtuosity and involvedness, innovativeness and ingenuity, but in most cases, they are clear and in accord with the popular methods of interpretation. They cannot leave anybody indifferent and must be treated accordingly, if we are concerned with the progress of science and true unbiased scholarship.
Thus, the object of this study was a complex of ancient Vedic Literature and Vedic inscriptions, the methods were primarily philological, but also logical, mathematical and astronomical, the results have included among so many other things discovery of a new field of Vedic studies, a new field of precise data, a new vision and a new theory of Vedic interpretation.
A form of exposition through the contemporary comparisons has been found in order to convey a more powerful message and a stronger argument. The Vedas represent truly a precious World Heritage! Or, perhaps, I am amiss: the World Heritage is a possession of a restricted group of scholars and archivists and deserves only solemn speeches about insignificant philological issues of very narrow interest?! If not, the textual, scientific and literary problems I propose to show solution to are the most important and crucial for the Sanskrit and Vedic scholarship and interesting for the majority of scholars of all possible hues, moreover, not only for Sanskritists, but for every sincere historian engaged in Cultural, Historic and Literary Studies.